tech

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See also: Tech., tech-, -tech, and těch

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of technology, technician, and technique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɛk/, [tʰɛk]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Noun[edit]

tech (countable and uncountable, plural techs)

  1. (informal) technology
  2. (informal) technician
    • 2014, Jeff Jacobson, Growth (page 23)
      A man dressed as a lab tech, his blue scrubs startlingly pale against the vivid red and black chaos, moved into sight from behind the SUV. He carried an assault rifle.
  3. (informal) technique
  4. (informal, used in titles) technical college
    Greenville Technical College is informally known as Greenville Tech.

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Old Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tégos (cover, roof), from *steg- (to cover); cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos).

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Noun[edit]

tech n (genitive tige or taige, nominative plural tige or taige)

  1. house
    Synonyms: attrab, dom, lann, tegdais, treb

Declension[edit]

Neuter s-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Vocative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Accusative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Genitive tigeL, taigeH tige, taigeH tigeN, taigeH
Dative tigL, taigL tigib tigib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: teach
  • Manx: çhagh, thie
  • Scottish Gaelic: taigh

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tech thech tech
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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